Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
Courthouse built in 1871, now Hastings City Hall
mkrogman photo 2016
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OFFICIALS: Rosters-1878 County Officials
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
WILLS: Inheritance Taxes
NEWS-ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. James Callahan, submitted by K. T.
OBITS: Edward H. Cassey, Mr. and Mrs. William Mowry, Michael Sweeney
MILITARY: Soldiers-George J. Lucking
NEWS-COURT: J. H. Thurston vs. Hastings and Dakota Railway
NEWS-FIRE: James Keatley
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Anton Johnson
OBITS: Frank E. Gores, Frank Yanz, Dan T. Chamberlain, Michael J. Daly
NEWS-VISITS: Lillian Green, Mrs. D. McEwen, Mrs. M. Ringrose
BUSINESSES: John Lowell
PEOPLE: James Brown, Snana or Maggie Brass, Frank Brown, William Boyd, Pearl Boyd
OBITS: Henry Albert Norton
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1893-New Athletic Club, 1892-Drawbridge Closed for the Season, 1893-High Priced Real Estate, 1878-Hastings, 1895-Ball Game, 1894-A Bridge for Hastings
MILITARY: News - 1863-War Meeting, 1863-Military Election
COUNTY FAIR: 1871-Dakota County Fair, 1870-Dakota County Fair
PEOPLE: Maggie Thompson
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